That's really impressive LC.
Yes, I read that with interest as well. I tried one of her suggestions last week - making your shopping list from the circular ads instead of the other way around. I clipped coupons from the Sunday/Tuesday papers as well. I noticed most of the manufacturer's coupons didn't expire for months, so I can keep an eye out for when they go on special and save on top of that. So, spending 1 hour on planning/clipping, then went to 2 stores (Safeway & Fred's) - spent $150 and saved $70. 46.6% percent savings. Yes, thank you.
I've long clipped coupons, but I never "over-buy" and donate. That just seems like a hassle to me, to be constnatly on the lookout for anything that is cheap or free vs. just what you need. But it seems like it's become a fun and worthwhile game to this woman...and when you see what she saves a profitable one at that!